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I am currently having a new 6 speed tranni and differential installed in my car. I think its probably not a good idea to pull out of the dealership doing a holeshot. I'd like some feedback on how long should I take it easy on these new components.
 

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it's not required but it would make it perfect. drive ~500-1000 miles and get an oil change for the tranny and the rear differential.

just keep it a little bit smoother the first days. but basically these parts don't require a special break in.
but like with all new mechanical parts. if you allow them a little bit of time to break in you don't do anything wrong.

may I ask why you renewed your tranny and diff?
 

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it's not required but it would make it perfect. drive ~500-1000 miles and get an oil change for the tranny and the rear differential.

just keep it a little bit smoother the first days. but basically these parts don't require a special break in.
but like with all new mechanical parts. if you allow them a little bit of time to break in you don't do anything wrong.

may I ask why you renewed your tranny and diff?
The short answer is, after a nightmare experience and shoddy half-assed repairs a different dealership deemed both components bad. 2nd time for both. Its really shaken my confidence in the drive line and I see I'm not the only one. Thanks for your input. Your advise makes sense.
 

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book says 500 miles for a new car, so id assume a new tranny is 500 miles

i wouldnt even consider it until 1000 miles and an oil change

i typically take it easy on my vehicles for 3,000 miles, but i doubt i wait that long on my new 392....after 1000 miles im going all out

anyone beating on their car w/ less then 500 miles doesnt love their car
 

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When you broke your axle it hurt your rearend, transmission and clutch. If you want to be a weekend warrior at the dragstrip with a 6-speed than you need to fix the wheel hop and buy better axles.
 

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When you broke your axle it hurt your rearend, transmission and clutch. If you want to be a weekend warrior at the dragstrip with a 6-speed than you need to fix the wheel hop and buy better axles.
Ive owned this car for less than two months. I have drag radials at the house that I have yet to use and highly doubt I ever will. I dont have the cash to upgrade everything on the vehicle. Things happen, but if you pay a premium for a "race ready" vehicle you shouldnt have to upgrade your driveline and suspension so you dont encounter wheel hop. If thats the case then get an r/t cause you have to upgrade everything anyway. Just saying.
 

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jdchallenger,
I feel your pain as it happened to me with the '09 I had.

1. I broke the left axle.
2. Had it towed to the dealership.
3. Dealer claimed I abused the car and the repair wasn't covered under warranty.
4. As I drove away from the dealer after the axle replacement I had three new problems: the rearend was whining, the clutch was screwed and I had a vibration in the driveline above 60 MPH

So it sucks buying a "performance" car that is shown in advertisements smoking the tires when in reality (with a 6-speed version) you'll end up destroying the driveline and still have 30k left to pay on it.

So I hope I didn't come across as a jerk in my first post. I am just as frustrated as you are. I love having a 6-speed but I'm wary of breaking something again. You are lucky that they are fixing it under warranty. Keep us posted on what they repair and good luck.
 

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Your absolutely right. I'm lucky as hell that this is gonna be covered. Especially with all the rubber in the wheel well. Spent an hour getting the #'s off my car. The thing is, now what? Its gonna happen again. So I guess I just drive it like a saint or spend big $$. I thought I just did that!

jdchallenger,
I feel your pain as it happened to me with the '09 I had.

1. I broke the left axle.
2. Had it towed to the dealership.
3. Dealer claimed I abused the car and the repair wasn't covered under warranty.
4. As I drove away from the dealer after the axle replacement I had three new problems: the rearend was whining, the clutch was screwed and I had a vibration in the driveline above 60 MPH

So it sucks buying a "performance" car that is shown in advertisements smoking the tires when in reality (with a 6-speed version) you'll end up destroying the driveline and still have 30k left to pay on it.

So I hope I didn't come across as a jerk in my first post. I am just as frustrated as you are. I love having a 6-speed but I'm wary of breaking something again. You are lucky that they are fixing it under warranty. Keep us posted on what they repair and good luck.
 

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Things happen, but if you pay a premium for a "race ready" vehicle you shouldnt have to upgrade your driveline and suspension so you dont encounter wheel hop. If thats the case then get an r/t cause you have to upgrade everything anyway. Just saying.
I don't ever recall these cars being sold as "Race Ready". If that was the case then you should have purchased the "Drag Pack" Challenger, that way you wouldn't have to worry so much.
 

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I don't ever recall these cars being sold as "Race Ready". If that was the case then you should have purchased the "Drag Pack" Challenger, that way you wouldn't have to worry so much.
Well I do recall spending extra on a "track pack". WTF happens at the track? What does "SRT" stand for again? I'll say again. If you want to take your Challenger to the track you may as well buy a stripped down r/t and take your savings and apply it to the upgrades necessary so you can launch your vehicle without tearing it all to hell.
 
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